Statement on School Re-Openings

Statement on School Re-Openings

JULY 31, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor, and House Education Chairman Dan Huberty released the following statement on school re-openings this fall: “The Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) guidance for opening public schools in Texas for the 2020-21 school year remains the same as […]

Governor Abbott issues proclamation suspending elective surgeries, expanding hospital capacity in 11 trauma service areas

Governor Abbott issues proclamation suspending elective surgeries, expanding hospital capacity in 11 trauma service areas

JULY 9, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a Proclamation suspending elective surgeries in hospitals in all counties located within 11 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) in Texas. Previously, Governor Abbott suspended elective surgeries at hospitals in the counties of Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo, Nueces, Travis, and Webb. “The State of Texas continues to implement […]

Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education

Governor Abbott allocates emergency education relief funding for Texas higher education

JULY 9, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday announced that the State of Texas will invest $57 million in federal funds to maintain the state’s need-based financial aid programs and keep more students enrolled at their colleges and universities. The investment of federal funds, advanced by Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker of the House […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court hears public comments at special meeting, seeks replacement for local Health Authority

Rockwall County Commissioners Court hears public comments at special meeting, seeks replacement for local Health Authority

  ROCKWALL, TX – July 4, 2020 – The Rockwall County Commissioners Court called a special meeting Thursday, July 2 to welcome public comments, address matters regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and to discuss the appointment of a local Health Authority following the recent resignation of Dr. Gary Bonacquisti. The meeting was recorded live and is […]

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

July 2, 2020 | Austin, Texas |  Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability […]

Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 surge response in Amarillo

Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 surge response in Amarillo

(MAY 27, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on the COVID-19 surge response efforts in Amarillo. The Governor discussed the state’s ongoing collaboration with local and federal leaders to address COVID-19 hot spots within the Amarillo area, and outlined the data on hospitalizations, testing, fatalities, and positivity rates that demonstrate […]

Texas Workforce Commission extends payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers required to pay share of unemployment benefits

Texas Workforce Commission extends payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers required to pay share of unemployment benefits

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits. Designated reimbursing employers include non-profits, local governments, school districts and other qualifying employers who reimburse TWC for the full amount of unemployment benefits to […]

Governor Abbott waives late fees for TABC license and permit renewals

Governor Abbott waives late fees for TABC license and permit renewals

(MAY 20, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott has allowed Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) license and permit renewals to occur after the current 30 day grace period after an expiration date without any late fees. This waiver applies to renewals with an expiration date on or after March 13, 2020. “As we continue to safely and […]

Governor Abbot, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund announce $50M in loans for Texas small business

Governor Abbot, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund announce $50M in loans for Texas small business

  (AUSTIN, TX – April 13, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions (CDFIs), are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas that have been affected by COVID-19 as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. […]

Governor Abbott allows event permit refunds for businesses affected by COVID-19 cancellations

Governor Abbott allows event permit refunds for businesses affected by COVID-19 cancellations

With events and festivals across Texas cancelled, Governor Abbott said it is essential that we find ways to reduce the financial burden on event organizers and the hospitality industry as a whole.